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Gary man gets 11 years for robbery of wireless store

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A Gary resident was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Deshalone Davis was sentenced to 135 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $17,011.05 in restitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“According to documents in this case, on Aug. 1, 2017, Davis and three others robbed a wireless store in Munster,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “They entered the store during the afternoon rush hour, at approximately 5:45 pm. While holding employees and customers at gunpoint, they forced employees to empty cabinets of phones and demanded all of the cash from the register. The gunmen men fled the store in a getaway vehicle driven by Vondell Henry, Jr. Mr. Henry pled guilty in this case as is awaiting sentencing. His hearing is set for Sept. 5, 2018.”

“Committing a brazen act of violence, in the middle of a crowded store during the early evening hours when many people are around will never be tolerated in this District,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said. “The sentence today shows the seriousness of this type of offense. We will continue to focus on crimes like the one above and other violent crimes to make sure justice is served to criminals like Mr. Davis.”


Posted 6/21/2018




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